Bicyclists in New York are known to possess an evangelical fervor. (What other mode of transportation has its own self-declared celebratory month? Imagine "city bus month.") Now another fervor-driven environmentally friendly transportation group is growing up behind them: the scooter obsessives.
The surge in gas prices has turned people toward gas-sipping scooters across the country -- even in New York City. The riders were out in force this past weekend for a New York Scooter Club block party at Brass Monkey, with scooters daintily lined up side by side on the street.